FOLLOWING Anti-Static Procedures?
1) If the 9600GT is physically installed in the Dell E510, remove it.
Why? You need to install the Drivers, first.
Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device
The device is the Asus 9600GT graphics card. Windows XP is the O/S. (Operating System)
When a new device is installed on a computer with Windows on it, Windows will 'break it's neck' to find suitable, matching drivers.
If THE drivers are not there, Windows will match up one of it's THOUSANDS of generic, one-size-fits-all drivers.
This = No
A driver conflict can result.............
Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"
Turn the computer on, let Windows load. Load the drivers. If asked DO NOT restart the computer. Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen. Turn the computer off normally.
NOW........physically install the graphics card. Do not forget to plug the monitor into the graphics card.
Now you have the principle, let's do it for real............
Along with the Drivers, you should also download, AND install; the user interface. With an Nvidia graphics card this is Nvidia Control Center. (With an ATI graphics card it's Catalyst Control Center)
The user interface should ALWAYS be installed.
(Asus may have made the graphics card, but they are using Nvidia graphics chipsets, and design. It is an Nvidia graphics card essentially, with an Asus name on it. Doesn't matter WHO makes that graphics card, it is still an Nvidia graphics card)http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/EN9600GT_MATRIXHTDI512M/#specifications
Just wanted you to know the following is the is the 9600GT, even though it doesn't state the GT with it,http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=EN9600%20Series&p=9&s=2&os=17&hashedid=4jQjwiWr3jRTYnOY
Click on the + sign to the left of VGA (6)
There are 5 different drivers listed. There is also Microsoft Net Framework.
Right now we will concern ourselves with the Drivers.
Of the 5 different drivers, which one do you use?
The newer the driver, SUPPOSEDLY all bugs the previous versions have had, have now been worked out.
Therefore the thinking would be, "I'll use the newest driver version"
That doesn't always pan out either. Sometimes a newer version just doesn't work.
I also do not like, that each version doesn't even have a little sentence, a little input; as to what the newer version has implemented.
What changes were made? Or what bugs were eliminated?
So this is my plan...........Download AND install the newest version, 301.42. If it doesn't work, or work properly; then delete it, and install the oldest version - version 171.6
In the VGA drivers list, go to the top file listed -. 301.42
To the right of - Download from: - click on the blue -> Global
The - Install Akamai NetSession Interface - will come up.
Click on the Orange - download the installer - to the right of Click here to begin:
A small window will come up -
Go below in the small window, and click on Save File
A small download window will come up. Allow the file to download all the way, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.
At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on Next, Next, and Finish.
Now according to what is stated;
"Download the installer by clicking the link below.
Run the downloaded installer - it will set up the NetSession Interface.
When the install has completed, this popup will close and the download will resume in the browser window."
Sounds plausible. I'm not going to download it, because I do not need to install any drivers, using this method. Do not need to install any drivers at all, anyway.
Also here is this bit of information,http://www.akamai.com/html/solutions/client_faq.html
After reading the FAQ, and a certain 'passage' in it, IMHO after downloading, and installing Akamai NetSession Interface, and using it this ONCE, I would REMOVE it
Go into Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs, and remove it.
JMHO. It looks okay to use once, but I wouldn't keep it.
"If the software or media publisher uses the same feature and you enable it, NetSession can also use a SMALL AMOUNT OF YOUR UPLOAD BANDWIDTH to enable OTHER USERS of the NetSession Interface to download pieces of the publisher's content from YOUR computer."
In otherwords, Asus, and companies like it, that use Akamai NetSession Interface, are saving money by using your computer as a storage device; and as a repeater.
Your computer then becomes the server computer, with the software that someone else needs.
"OH, It's just on a temporary basis!"
Kiss my rear end, Dell.
You have that Akamai software on your computer, and IF you have software needed by someone else using Akamai ya-da, ya-da; they will be accessing your computer for THAT software.
Not the Akamai software..........Whatever software you may have on your computer, that took an Akamai NetSession to download, and install.
That's how I see it. Like a P2P. A Torrent.
This kid says ->No Thanks.
I <- would just use it ONCE, then DELETE it from your computer.
The driver file is a Zip file. A Zip file is used to send large amounts of info more easily.
A Zip file is a Compressed file. Needs to be uncompressed, or 'unzipped'.
Once you get to download the file; allow it to download all the way.
DOUBLE-click on the file name.
In the next small window go to the far left, and click on -
Extract all files
At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on Next, Next, and Finish.
If you only get the Drivers, and not the Nvidia Control Panel, (User interface), let me know. We'll go to Nvidia Support.
I would also download, and install the Microsoft Net Framework 3.0
With the Drivers installed, and the Nvidia Control Panel installed, THEN physically install the graphics card. Attach the monitor cable. Close the computer case. Plug the computer into power.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.
There is a problem I need to ask about; the Power Supply.....
According to this website the graphics card alone, needs 152 Watts of power.
This is a PCI Express graphics card.
Goes in a PCI-Express x16 slot.
A PCI-Express x16 slot, can ONLY deliver up to 75 Watts.
You need an additional power cable, that will deliver an additional 75 Watts.
That would be a 6-pin PCI Express power cable,http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress
The 6-pin PCI Express power cable is shown on the Left.
To the Right, is a 6-pin PCI Express ADAPTER cable.
TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables are used with it.
Again -> TWO <-
Orange wires are 3.3 Volts
Red wires are 5 Volts
Yellow wires are 12 Volts
Black wires are Ground wires.
See how the 6-pin PCi Express power cable has TWO Yellow wires, and two Ground wires? (Not talking about the adapter cable)
Here is a 4-pin Peripheral power cable,http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral
Note that it only has ONE Yellow wire. One 12 Volt wire.
"But there is a Red 5 Volt wire too"
Not EVEN good enough........Needs to be TWO 12 Volt wires.
Therefore if using a 6-pin PCI Express ADAPTER power cable, ALWAYS use two 4-pin Peripheral power cables to it.
IF you don't;
A) The gold plated contact pins, on the bottom of the graphics card will burn
B) The contact pins in the PCI-Express x16 slot will burn.
C) The contact pins on the graphics card, for the 6-pin PCI Express power cable, will burn.
D) The contact pins in the connector, of the 6-pin PCI Express power cable, will burn.
Use TWO 4-pin Peripheral power cables, when using a 6-pin PCI Express adapter power cable.http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-dimension-e510-pentium/4507-3118_7-31555136.html
305 Watt power supply, huh?
According to a few reviews I just skimmed over, the Dell Dimension E510 was introduced to the market, in late 2005.
Until fairly recent years, Power Supply manufacturers were 'fudging' the ACTUAL maximum rated Wattage
Okay.........they were Lying...........
They used the Peak Power rating, instead of the Continuous rating.
That 305 Watt power supply, is more like 60 to 70 percent of what is stated.
For easy math, divide 305 by 10.
Take 30.5 times 6 for 60 percent. = 183.0 Watts
Take 30.5 times 7 for 70 percent. = 213.5 Watts
CPU (Processor) is what?
If the review is correct, Intel Pentium 4, model 531,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Prescott_.2890.C2.A0nm.29_2
That baby can use Up To 84 Watts by ITSELF.
Graphics card = Up to 152 Watts of power.
CPU = 84 Watts of power
That isn't even counting the motherboard, Ram Memory, Harddrive, Optical Drive/s (CD/DVD drive), computer case fans.....
Plus looking at the Dell E510 Service Manual > Technical Overview > Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments; I do not see any 6-pin PCI Express power cable/s.http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/dimension-5150x
So........Need to upgrade the Power Supply, if you are going to run that graphics card.
There MAY be a problem with that.........
For additional questions please post in a Comment.